At last, a kosher search engine

The strictly orthodox are now able to surf the Web like anyone else - thanks to a new Hebrew-language kosher search engine.

Those normally discouraged lest they find sexually explicit material are being encouraged to use Koogle, a search engine designed to omit anything objectionable.

It links primarily to Israeli news and shopping sites but filters the results, says its creator, Yossi Altman.

“This is a kosher alternative for ultra-Orthodox Jews,” he said. “The site was developed in part at the encouragement of rabbis who sought a solution to the needs of ultra-Orthodox Jews to browse the Web particularly for vital services.”

Nothing can be posted on Shabbat and users trying to post items may make the site crash.

And for those thinking they’ve spotted the pun on the name. Yes, think the world’s leading search engine .. . but think also of the noodle pudding.

    Last updated: 3:52pm, June 15 2009